Did you know that per the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 36 million people moved last year? Of those, it’s estimated that more than 50,000 moved to Washington DC.
Given the number of people moving each day, you may think packing up and relocating to a new home is pretty straight forward – your stuff goes from point A to point B. However, even small across town moves can go awry and moves across country can get even more off track. There’s no better way to ensure your move goes according to plan than by hiring a Washington DC moving company. But then the question becomes, which one? Before you start the endless internet searches, here are few tips to use when searching for the perfect DC movers.
1. Use local movers who know the area
Washington D.C. isn’t the easiest place to navigate. Imagine trying to do that with an 18-foot truck. Make sure your movers are local and know the best routes to take for a seamless delivery.
2. Make sure the company is licensed and insured
Never use a moving & storage company that does not have insurance or a license – picture untrained, 18-year-old behind the wheel of your moving truck. No thank you!
3. Evaluate what their rates actually include
Don’t get fooled by an upfront lower rate that doesn’t include all of the services you need. Make sure you know exactly what you are getting with each estimate.
4. Read online reviews
Unhappy people are much more likely to share their opinion. Check out the online reviews for companies. If they don’t have complainers, you know they are doing something right.
5. Ensure they are asking you questions, too
A professional mover will certainly have questions for you about your move if they want to do a good job. If they don’t have questions, don’t hire them.
Experienced Washington DC Local Movers
The professional movers at 495 Movers, Inc. have been helping homeowners relocate in Washington DC and throughout Maryland for nearly a decade. We believe in providing only the best service to our customers. That’s why our dedicated full-time moving crew has background checks, driving tests, drug tests, specialized training to give you the ultimate stress-free moving experience.
To learn more about the customer-focused moving services at 495 Movers, Inc. contact us. Give us a call or fill out the online request form for a free, no-obligation upfront pricing estimate.